REVIEW: "PKI Security Solutions for the Enterprise", Kapil Raina
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"PKI Security Solutions for the Enterprise", Kapil Raina, 2003,
%A Kapil Raina
%C 5353 Dundas Street West, 4th Floor, Etobicoke, ON M9B 6H8
%I John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
%O U$40.00/C$61.95/UK#27.95 416-236-4433 fax: 416-236-4448
%P 307 p.
%T "PKI Security Solutions for the Enterprise"
The introduction states that the book contains basic information and
specific examples and models for PKI (Public Key Infrastructure)
development and deployment.
Part one talks about trust basics. Chapter one wanders through
various topics, possibly related to the question of what trust is.
Chapter two should discuss PKI components, and eventually does, but
the logical structure of the material is poor. Best practices of PKI,
in chapter three, is really only some thoughts on how to pick a
vendor. The other side of the coin, selling PKI, is in chapter four.
Part two, solutions for trust, is mostly a discussion of needs. This
content is divided by vertical market, and so chapter five deals with
healthcare (talking about HIPAA, and with an odd inclusion of
biometrics), a financial product in six, government and identity cards
in seven, and communications (mostly email, and mostly existing
services that have done just fine without PKI) in eight. Other random
topics are in chapter nine, including Kerberos, which doesn't need any
Part three is a list of vendors (in chapter ten), and a closing
chapter eleven, that ostensibly talks about the future of PKI, but
just does another promotional job selling the PKI concept.
The author obviously has commerce in mind, but the hawking goes on so
long that pretty much anything of value in this volume gets lost.
copyright Robert M. Slade, 2003 BKPKISSE.RVW 20031025
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